Monday, October 16, 2006


You know, I really wanted to be a Cardinals fan this year. They brought in good players, drafted Matt Leinart, and built one of the nicest stadiums in the country right in my backyard (almost literally). But they have broken the hearts of their fans for years, and it appears this will be no exception. How did they lose tonight? They did everything right except for 4 plays. Just 4! And those 4 plays decided the game.

Not to be too preachy, but there is probably a lesson in life. To be honest, no one expects this team to win. After all, they never have. So why should big games like this be any different. I wonder if most of us don't live our lives with the same expectation. I hope I don't.

I will keep hoping, at least in part because I have no one else to root for. But it is tough watching this team almost win week after week.


the-unintentional-blogger said...

I went to a concert last night and they told us the Cardinals were winning by some huge amount and we were all excited. What a shock to come home and find out that we spectacularly blew it! I had a 2 students today emotionally distraught. One of them said "I shed a few tears". The other one told me "a part of me died last night". I think they're taking it a little hard.

Barbara D said...

Ah, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory! What a Cardinal thing to do. Not looking any better, either. But who can blame them when their coach, their leader goes on TV with quotes like, "We suck and we know it."

Isn't it true that our actions reflect our attitudes? Sorry, but I don't see much hope for the team until they get leadership that thinks of them as winners and can make them see themselves that way.

Oh, and thanks for sending us to see Facing the Giants. I cried like a baby.